“Laurence and I have worked together for almost 4 years initially in a personal development capacity and more recently with the Executive Board and the wider Senior Leadership Team of Mothercare Plc.
His approach is unique, working on two levels on both the hearts and the minds of leaders. Laurence’s real skill is to take high achieving individuals and open up their self-awareness and thus create development opportunities for them to be truly great, allowing them to fulfill their true potential.
His understanding of how the human mind works and how it can hold you back yet when challenged accelerate you forward has inspired many of our senior leaders. Those that have been open and willing to develop have benefited from this approach, and have started to build an inner confidence they lacked before.”
Mark Newton-Jones – CEO, Mothercare Plc
“Laurence is a great mentor and very demanding in helping people get a greater awareness and understanding of who they are and what gets the best out of them. He takes them to a place where they can feel their own sense of authenticity, which in turn can move them to a place of greater happiness and success”. Read the full testimonial here – Insights into Happiness and knowing who you are increases performance
Alistair McGeorge – Business Leader (Formerly Managing Director Big W, Executive Chairman and CEO New Look, CEO Matalan, CEO Littlewoods)
“I’ve worked with Laurence one-on-one and with my team, and the effects at both an individual and team level have been transformational”. Read the full testimonial here – Insights into Happiness and knowing who you are increases performance
Helen Normoyle – Chief Marketing Officer, DFS PLC
“Working with Laurence Udell is always a stretching experience! His style is demanding of the whole individual, forcing a holistic assessment of one’s approach to both personal and business goals and exploring how they can be aligned. The results though are fulfilling.”
David Kneale – Group Chief Executive – New Clicks Holdings
“The Udell Group helped catalyse the RSPB at a time when the Management Board was being reformed to execute a transformational strategy and to create a more distributed leadership culture across the organisation. Laurence and the Group developed a programme at multiple levels of leadership, engaging people on strategy/team/individual. At the same time, Laurence provided a high level of support, ownership of business goals and clear focus on the CEO as the ultimate customer. Laurence brought the highest level of professionalism to shared insight and learning, while respecting individuals. Developing a shared holistic picture of a desired state and the pathway to get there was one of the most important factors in the success of the programme.”
Mike Clarke – CEO – RSPB
“The Udell Group helped us to develop a collective sense of responsibility for the total business. They have helped to transform our employees and, by doing so, has transformed our business. By focusing on both business success and personal fulfilment of individuals, we have a far more committed workforce, tangible goals and clear and achievable vision.”
Nick Bentley – CEO – RiverStone Resources LLC
“World class Personal Coaching…and in my experience no one applies this better than Laurence Udell”
Alex Gourlay – Managing Director – Boots
“Investment in people is fundamental to the success of any business. The Udell Group’s ability to bring out the potential in people is amazing. What they say they will deliver is exactly what they do; their unique style is engaging and their results speak for themselves.“
Alistair McGeorge – Executive Chairman – New Look
“It is an understatement to say that The Udell Group has transformed my thinking in respect of my personal and business life, raising it to another level of consciousness. I have been transformed and life will never be the same again.”
Graham Gamble – Managing Director – Graham Gamble & Associates
“I have been through many different types of Leadership programmes, but the Udell model and approach is truly unique. The Udell Group skilfully intertwines the theory of Leadership with its practice. That combination is then threaded through the fabric of your company…delivering exceptional results and life-changing personal and business transformations.“
Tom Davidson – MD – A+E Networks UK
“The Udell Group are not like a traditional consultancy company. They focus on the vision and goals of the business and work with individuals and teams to improve their performance and drive the strategy forward.”
Executive Director, Global Media & Broadcasting
“The work with Laurence has been a massive game changer for me. My Personal, Spiritual and Centred being has found comfort within and I know that I am the authentic self that I deserve to be both inwardly and outwardly”. Read the full testimonial here – Insights into Happiness and knowing who you are increases performance
Lloyd Ansermoz, Business Owner and Managing Director, Fidelis Group
“Laurence is the tonic that should be bottled and given to all of mankind, for truly the world would be a better place” Read the full testimonial here – Insights into Happiness and knowing who you are increases performance
Senior Executive, Global Entertainment & Media Company
“Like many senior people in business I have reached the stage where further management training is not really going to change who I am or how I operate. However working with Laurence has helped both my personal growth and my individual performance” Read the full testimonial here – Insights into Happiness and knowing who you are increases performance
Senior Executive, Global Broadcast Organisation
“Leadership is not simply about inspiring people; the value is in engaging them at the highest level. The Udell Group enabled me to engage my people in order to accelerate a business transformation project to meet the demands of an increasingly challenging global market place.”
Karsten Lereuth – CEO, BT Germany
“Working with Laurence and Udell Group has been understanding that only I can take ownership and responsibility for my own life; people can help create an environment which provides me with a sense of security, comfort or confidence, or do things that make me happy, however I alone am responsible for my actions, my decisions, my behaviours and my life” Read the full testimonial here – Insights into Happiness and knowing who you are increases performance
Executive Director, Business Services
“On behalf of this group, please accept our sincere gratitude.”
We were – off balance, challenged and outside our comfort zones.
YOU – pushed us, individually and collectively. While some of us were occasionally overwhelmed, your mentorship lead us to new energy and self-empowerment.
YOU – showed us, patience, leadership, guidance, respect and friendship.
YOU – equipped us, with a common understanding that has enhanced our communication with Leadership and provided a means by which to engage others, to continue co-creating tools and solutions, aligning our culture one decision at a time.
YOU – reminded us, that any limitations are our own, that the tools for our success are within and that we are all leaders, accountable to ourselves and one another.
YOU – have reconnected us, with our core (Heart, Mind, Spirit, Body, and Soul) unlocking unlimited potential.
YOU – created this journey, of self-discovery, reflection, self-improvement and of learning different means to communicate, analyze and TRUST.
YOU – Like a master puppeteer, created a dynamic environment enabling each of us to rise and accomplish our personal goals in a manner that is permanent; rewiring us to go forward with new skills.
WE – see the impact, YOU have made on each of us and WE on one another.
WE – have built, a network and are excited for our future.”
VLP participants – Global Insurance and Reinsurance Organisation